Tractor Trailer and Dump Truck Collide on MD Highway

By Peter DePaolis

Earlier this month, reported a collision between a tractor-trailer and a dump truck on the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Maryland. The truck collision shut down the Beltway for most of the day as crews cleared the wreckage and investigators gathered evidence.

According to police, around 7:15 a.m. the tractor-trailer struck the Forestville Road overpass before colliding with the dump truck. Aerial footage of the truck accident scene showed the tractor-trailer stopped in the grass median of the highway facing the opposite direction of traffic. A tow truck slowly pulled the dump truck off the shoulder of the highway.

All lanes of the Beltway backed-up for miles. Officials from the Maryland State Highway Administration shut down two lanes of I-495 to investigate the structural soundness of the Forestville Road overpass. Officials continue to investigate the accident. The accident marks the second tractor-trailer crash on the Beltway this year.

In February, a tractor-trailer hit a bridge embankment on D’Arcy Road in Prince George’s County. The tractor-trailer burst into flames and trapped the driver inside the cab. The driver died and another man suffered injuries in the tragic crash. Contact our office today for more information.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.